This spring, four French and two Spanish journalists held hostage by the Islamic State extremists were freed — after the French and Spanish governments paid ransoms through intermediaries.
The U.S. government refused to negotiate or pay a ransom in Foley’s case or for any other American captives. (http://blogs.reuters.com/)
JG: The internal arrogance and loose morals of the Roman Empire lead to its decline and fall. Obama is more interested in promoting homosexuals, lesbians and marijuana.
Update 08/21/2014, 7:30 PM
Barack Obama will end up the same as Lyndon B. Johnson, totally defeated by events that are beyond his control.
Obama has a triumphalist approach to foreign policy; talk only about victories, and ignore serious defeats. If he believes that ISIS is merely a terrorist organization he is really A VERY DUMB PERSON. Iraq, Syria will both fall to ISIS. After that, Israel is next. Will Obama go to war at a time when his failed policies have almost bankrupted the USA? Where is he going to find the money? The American people will rebel, just like they did during the Vietnam war.
If Obama was really smart, he would resign, because people are abandoning him in droves. Hes is a 100% failed POTUS.